Watershed stewardship groups take community-level action to safeguard water sources. These groups are community, volunteer-based partnerships actively engaged in environmental stewardship of local subwatersheds. Members of these groups include individuals, organizations, agriculture, industry, municipalities and other forms of local government that set common goals to achieve shared outcomes.
This stewardship group is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization. It was created by concerned lake residents committed to the health of Antler Lake, and the Antler Lake watershed. They believe it is their responsibility to maintain the health of their local ecosystem. With the increase of members that become involved with this group, the greater the possibility for keeping Antler Lake healthy and beautiful.
To maintain a healthy lake and watershed for Baptiste and Island Lakes they are recognizing the importance of living within the capacity of the natural environment and providing sustainable recreational, residential, agricultural and industrial benefits. The mission of their stewardship society is to improve the lake’s water quality and ensure the watersheds are protected to provide healthy lakes for the continued enjoyment of all people.
The society’s major objective is the conservation of the Big Lake wetlands, through advocacy, public education, stewardship, and data collection programs of the Big Lake Natural Are. BLESS is a regional organization, with membership coming mainly from each of the four municipalities bordering the Big Lake wetlands.
A group of Hubbles Lake residents formed the Hubbles Lake Stewardship Society (HLSS) to promote local ecological stewardship. Their greatest concern is the effect of future development and its impact on lake water quality; the land within the Hubbles Lake watershed has been highly developed. Restoration and protection of this area are high priorities for future lake management and stewardship activities.
For over 25 years, the residents have worked closely with each other, with the Government of Alberta and with Parkland County to attempt to address lake ecosystem challenges with the intent of ensuring the lake’s long-term viability and environmental sustainability. Jackfish Lake Management Association is committed to ensuring a healthy lake for the continued enjoyment of both residents and visitors. The Mission of the JLMA is to provide for the management and conservation of Jackfish Lake resources for present and future generations.
LILSA is a non-profit society committed to promoting the preservation of Lake Isle and Lac Ste Anne Lake, located 40 minutes west of Edmonton, Alberta. Their goal is to maintain and improve the quality of the Lakes and their society is run entirely by volunteers.
Formed in 2010, the goal of the Association is to provide a meeting place for the consideration and discussion of issues affecting the interests of the Mayatan Lake community. The MLMA advocates for actions consistent with the desires of the membership, and to educate its members and the public about the specific needs and concerns of the area and its residents.
The Wabamun Lake Watershed is a healthy ecosystem with a community that shares its collective responsibility to be the best stewards of that environment. Their mission is to guide the development, management, and stewardship of Wabamun Lake through collaborative watershed planning, research, and public education.
This organization is a stewardship group that works towards enhancing and protecting the sustainability and enjoyment of Wizard Lake for the benefit of all its users and watershed inhabitants.